MAGDA’S LESBIAN LOVER© – SUBMITTED AT THIS YEAR’S ZAFAA FILM FESTIVAL LONDON
A Nollywood film which explores the possibility of being Christian and a lesbian is to be screened at this year’s ZAFAA awards, an award which recognises the best in the ethnic film industry.
Magda’s Lesbian Lover – MLL © a short film which pushes the boundaries of Nollywood film making was previously screened at Central Illinois University & Davis University Feminist Film Festivals 2013 & Miami Gay and lesbian film festival (USA) 2013 and in 2014 was an official London Pride 2014 event which took place at Raindance Film Center .
Magda’s lesbian lover is a christian lesbian short film by Sword Of the Spirit Films.
Part of the London Nollywood film circuit, it looks at the challenges of a lesbian relationship between Magda played by ( French Nigerian Ace actress ) Sabrina Chiemeka and Katarina played by (Swedish Actress ) Selma Glassell .
Filmed in 2012 and completed in 2013, the short was directed by German American Will Moore and written by Nigerian Elizabeth Obisanya, a gay rights campaigner who has been actively campaigning for equal rights for gay people from Africa.
The longer version of the short film (20 mins) is available to watch here http://swordofthespiritfilm.wix.com/magdaslesbianlover and looks at the subject matter from a Christian point of view, questioning whether a person be Gay and a Christian.
Gay people in Nigeria face a jail term if they are convicted while many face persecution in other parts of Africa.